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#806238 04/22/20 3:30 pm
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Hi

My T160 front brake switch went the way of most and the PO fitted a LP Williams replacement (the one that bolts onto the end of the m/cylinder).

I don't like the way it looks so I have bought the hydraulic switch and brass T that was fitted to the late T140s. I want to see whereabouts it actually bolts onto the yokes, so anyone have any pictures of one in situ, or words of wisdom they can post

















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My T140E, but probably at least similar ?

HTH

Last edited by Lorenzo; 04/28/20 3:16 pm.

1978 T140E
1979 TR7V
1960 Royal Enfield Bullet 350
1973-81 (6x) Bultacos
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Lorenzos information was very helpful to me when I bought my T setup. Like you I didn’t like the look of the banjo switch. I’m using the wire stays to support the headlight so the bracket as shown option wasn’t available to me. But I can devise something similar.

I don’t know if you already are using the eye bolt, (because I can’t buy a bolt Long enough unless I make one) I decided to make a bracket, the rubber hose is just long enough for a bracket to work with the forks on full extension. The reason I bring this up is if the bracket is open and slotted. Should you need to remove the pinch bolt the bracket is quickly removed without breaking into the brake line.


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I used the later T140 components to give a reliable out of the way front brake switch on one of my T160s.
I attach some photos which hopefully show the installation clearly.
I made a dog leg bracket out of aluminum with a hole in each leg.
One of the ends was bolted to the hydraulic manifold.
The other was bolted to the lower bolt holding the headlight ear to the stanchion cover.
The bracket is not in much stress but you need some support to prevent the hydraulic pipe taking the stress.
One of the T140 pipes needed a bit of judicious bending to fit without leaking.
I made a bending former from a small piece of 4" X 2" wood by sawing and filing a semi circular end and then filing a groove in the semi circular end the size of the hydraulic pipe.
HTH

T160 Front Brake 1.jpg (53.59 KB, 170 downloads)
T160 Front Brake 2.jpg (62.75 KB, 165 downloads)
T160 Front Brake 3.jpg (49.03 KB, 165 downloads)
T160 Front Brake 4.jpg (62.09 KB, 167 downloads)
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Thanks for the replies and the photos. Very useful and will make for an easy job

Allan, I have the eye bolt on the bottom yoke so using the T140 metal pipes inbetween the yoke should be fine

















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Here's my layout as seen from behind front fork :-

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Glad to be of help, especially as I had help myself initially from L.A.B. of this forum when I was struggling to sort my brake piping.


1978 T140E
1979 TR7V
1960 Royal Enfield Bullet 350
1973-81 (6x) Bultacos
Waste not, want not.........Thrift is a virtue.
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